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Friday, scary storm…

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There is always a lot to celebrate every week but this week even more.  On Wednesday evening…rush hour time…there was a terrible storm here.  It didn’t last long, about 30 minutes or so, but it will be a while before things are back to normal for a lot of folks.  The thunder was so bad Teddy, who usually sleeps through a storm, was in a Teddy-tizzy.  And when the lightning started he began pacing and growling…yes, cats growl sometimes.

 I saw one lightening bolt come straight down and split a tree then it was uprooted by the wind and landed on an office building destroying the porch and part of the front offices.  Another tree that was uprooted landed on two cars and flattened them…I mean flat!  After the storm one of the owners kept walking around pushing at branches and saying , “this isn’t good” over and over.  Two trees were uprooted in the side yard of the building I live in…but no damage to anything.

In this neighborhood many houses have trees not only in the yard they have trees inside them.  We were without power maybe a couple of hours but it was still light out so it wasn’t too bad.  Except my supper was in the oven and I was getting pretty hungry.  Of course, many don’t have their cable service back yet…that always seems to take a while to get back to working order.  Wonder why that is?  AT&T phone service and internet came back on as soon as the power did.  Very glad I have AT&T.

All these words just to get to what I am celebrating this week.

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There was a terrible storm with lots of damage done but no one was hurt.

Today, I think we have much to celebrate.

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29 thoughts on “Friday, scary storm…

  1. Patricia I’m so sorry, that must have been scary. I know dogs hate thunder but cats are usually okay. Must have pretty severe to upset Teddy. My heart breaks for that tree. As a friend of mine likes to say, Mother Nature forgot to take her meds. Glad no one was hurt.

    1. Yeah, I think she needs hormone replacement therapy! It is sad to see trees come down more so when they are very old and big. This was the first storm Teddy even noticed! But he seems to be ok…it has stormed a couple of times since and he has been fine.

  2. Very emotive post. I’m glad everyone is okay and hope that those who received the most damage will realize they have much to celebrate.

    1. I think everyone realizes that we were very blessed to just have property damage. Although the people who can’t live in their homes yet may be a bit bummed.

    1. Isn’t it amazing how we take electricity for granted. I am glad I was in my apartment and not stuck in the elevator for two hours.

    1. Thank you! As for the heat it is still with us and now it is like a sauna…over 100* and 100% humidity. Hopefully, it will cool down some this week-end…or at least the humidity will get into a normal almost bearable range.

    1. Thanks, Nancy. I hope Teddy isn’t going to be afraid of storms from now on. He does growl a lot for a cat. Especially at the people next door…he does not like them.

  3. That sounds like a really scary storm. We’ve been having lots of storms here, but all the trees are still in the ground.

    1. Thanks, Annie. We have lots of bad windy storms but this was especially hard on the old trees. Sad to see the big old pines and oaks go down.

      1. When we had the tornado, it took out our pine tree, an old mulberry and a couple of cedars. It is sad. It snapped the top half of the pine tree off! It toppled or split the others. I love trees. Maggie absolutely loves storms & watches them from the window seat.

  4. As I read this (in Canada), a storm blew in about 30 minutes ago and it sounds horrible. The lights went out but came back within a minute. The thunder and lightening are at each other and the WINDS howls around the corners. We’ve missed several we had been warned about. I guess we’re making up for them. Hope no trees go flying anywhere and cause damage like during your storm.

  5. Yes indeed, that is something to celebrate! Wind and trees and lightening combine to make for scary stuff. It’s wonderful and amazing that only property was damaged. That’s bad enough.

    1. Property damage is bad but more of a pain in the butt than anything else…unless you don’t have good insurance. Seeing some of the damage it is truly amazing that no one was hurt.

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